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Re: Madstad prototype pics
« Reply #50 on: June 17, 2013, 10:29:17 pm »
Yeah.  The thing is, the while height of shield decision is not an exact science, it can get somewhat scientific.  The fact that you can change the angle of the Madstad changes everything and you can't use any fixed shield as a reference.  We are also still in the RD stage of this particular application (C10) so it's gonna be hit and miss with some users.  While it sucks that I'm out $20 to ship the old one back, I do empathize with Mark Madstad since I know they make shields for alot of bikes besides ours.
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Re: Madstad prototype pics
« Reply #51 on: June 17, 2013, 10:59:30 pm »
of course, a lot of it is personal preference.  If you want the maximum amount  of protection, maximum noise reduction, and maximum reduction in buffeting, you will want a shield as high as  you can get and still look over it.  If it drives you crazy to have a shield that high, always right close to your line of sight, then you want something lower. But of course, the beauty of this shield is that it is adjustable,  so if you get it just right you can have the best of both worlds.   Personally, I wanted it high as I could get it,  even might want to hide behind it some of the time,  but that is not for everyone.  This discussion should inform people and they can make their own decisions with the proper info.  Like you said, it is in the  early stages.  It is really quiet at its highest, but it is not terribly worse a little lower.  I was riding home yesterday in 100 degree heat and I had it as low as it would go to get the max air over my upper body.  Old Connie was sure cooking my legs though.  Need to get some Snowberg heat shields.   Have fun. 

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Re: Madstad prototype pics
« Reply #52 on: June 17, 2013, 11:55:17 pm »
I'm hoping to get over to the Madstad Shop soon.  I think having a second person measure
is part of getting this right.  The rider needs to be in his/her riding position for an accurate
measurement.  I'd like the guys at the shop to help 'fit' my windshield to my dimensions.
It's a 2 hour ride there, I just need the bike together, and some nice weather...

With the added perk of height adjustability, I would think to have the screen a tad BIG would be
the way to go...  (but that's me...)

I'm kinda miffed that no one has any pictures up yet....  You know, the thousand words thing...


I appreciate you guys 'sharing' this on the forum...  It might drum up a little more business
for Madstad, but it will also help others (self included) get the right size for their application.


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Re: Madstad prototype pics
« Reply #53 on: June 18, 2013, 03:42:13 am »
I would take a two hour drive to get this dialed in.  Man, I wish it were that easy for me. 
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Re: Madstad prototype pics
« Reply #54 on: June 19, 2013, 05:10:39 pm »
I guess it would be promoting destruction of property to say.... Just drill your holes 2in lower and your shield is 2in higher. There I did it, held my breath on that for about a month.
I believe my inseam is 32", I also believe I am a from the butt up kind of tall.
Here is a pic 19" origonal prototype on the 86.  Man I loved that bike...
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Re: Madstad prototype pics
« Reply #55 on: June 19, 2013, 07:34:00 pm »
It is not how tall you are the helps fit the right height.  It is how tall you are from the Butt up.  I wish there was some standard way to measure how much of your body extends up from the saddle.

I would think eye level to a fixed part on the bike , say the filler cap.  Having a standardized
measure like that would make it easier to set up a chart for wind shield size.  Of course it would
be bike specific.
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Re: Madstad prototype pics
« Reply #56 on: June 20, 2013, 11:56:49 am »
I guess it would be promoting destruction of property to say.... Just drill your holes 2in lower and your shield is 2in higher. There I did it, held my breath on that for about a month.
I believe my inseam is 32", I also believe I am a from the butt up kind of tall.
Here is a pic 19" origonal prototype on the 86.  Man I loved that bike...

I really thought if doing this but I could just see myself somehow getting this wrong and ruining it.  Nah, an exchange makes more sense to me plus I also got a different tint while I was at it. 
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Re: Madstad prototype pics
« Reply #57 on: June 21, 2013, 10:35:33 am »
absolutely an exchange is way better, I had forgotten you had mentioned that.
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Re: Madstad prototype pics
« Reply #58 on: June 22, 2013, 02:15:48 pm »
It is not how tall you are the helps fit the right height.  It is how tall you are from the Butt up.  I wish there was some standard way to measure how much of your body extends up from the saddle.

I would think eye level to a fixed part on the bike , say the filler cap.  Having a standardized
measure like that would make it easier to set up a chart for wind shield size.  Of course it would
be bike specific.

Really good point as there are a lot of other variables involved... Bar risers, or aftermarket bars ( I have Helibars on m'01 so my eyes are lower than on my '88, as the bars are slightly lower and a bit wider than stock) even posture will affect eye-height.

However as I think very few of us have changed the height of the gas cap relative to the windshield mounting that would be a good place to start. Although I think a better place would be the lower edge of the windshield. Then a new windshield could be expressed as so many inches of vertical rise and inches of horizontal toward the rider.
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Re: Madstad prototype pics
« Reply #59 on: June 27, 2013, 02:40:32 pm »
Do you make one for a C14? (2010)
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Re: Madstad prototype pics
« Reply #60 on: June 27, 2013, 04:02:09 pm »
Do you make one for a C14? (2010)


They don't list one for a C14 on their website...madstad.com...

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Re: Madstad prototype pics
« Reply #61 on: June 28, 2013, 02:20:08 am »
What is available from them that would be great on the c-14 is a variety of sizes and shapes of aircraft quality shields from an acrylic called chemcast gp that can be ordered without holes drilled. That way you could use your stock shield as a template and drill it yourself. They have some very sporty options as well, check em out. E-mail Mark or Cody with any questions.
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Re: Madstad prototype pics
« Reply #62 on: July 18, 2013, 11:03:51 am »
is it summer yet?? the MADSTAD setup allows the rider to just run the mount minus the Robo brackets and the shield if desired. I haven't done it until now because of all the rain we have been having I have been enjoying the coverage of the shield. but darn it its hot, and I think this looks pretty cool :great:
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Re: Madstad prototype pics
« Reply #63 on: July 20, 2013, 06:51:51 pm »
I installed my Madstad with the 20" shield and was impressed before I got out of my neighborhood.  After taking a 100 mile spin, my opinion is that is is far superior to the Rifle that I had on the bike.  That was with the 20" shield, but being 6'05" I felt I could stand it to be a bit taller.   

I emailed Madstad explaining the situation, and made a request for a 22" shield.  I received a reply the next day that they were shipping the shield and for me to try it out and keep the one that I like best, and ship the other one back.  They did not ask for a deposit or anything.

I got the 22" shield and put it on the bike yesterday.  I took it out today for another 100 mile plus ride.  All I can say is a great shield is now a perfect shield.  Absolutely the best shield I have had on any bike.

The Madstad shield will fit with a Buck Shelf.  You will have to use the same upper two bolts for the mounting base that were shipped with the Buck shelf.

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Re: Madstad prototype pics
« Reply #64 on: July 23, 2013, 06:53:15 pm »
Thanks for the info on the Buck shelf, I know a while back a few guys were wondering about the fitment of it with these shields, looks like a go. Thanks Fred.
Also I am not at all suprised at the pleasure you have found with your Madstad or the good service you have gotten, looks like they are on the ball as usual.
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